Here’s a Good Spot to Build On Boles

Nick Boles is getting it in the neck today after labelling green-belt campaigners ‘hysterical scaremongering latter-day Luddites’. He is also calling for a third more for the UK to be concreted over and built on. Guido suspects that planning minister is doing the usual trick of going tonto to begin with, so that there is room to row back and look reasonable. Either way, given his distaste for NIMBY-ism, Guido presumes Boles won’t mind if his inheritance is the first place to be built on? Maybe a wind-farm too for good measure? Above is the view from his family’s Somerset pile.

One day son all this will be yours, to concrete.




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